05955951 is referenced by 270 patents and cites 10 patents.

A combined article surveillance and product identification system is formed of conventional elements, of which some are modified. Included in the system are conventional EAS detection equipment, hard EAS tags with RFID circuitry installed in the hard tag enclosure, a tag detaching device modified to include product data reading and transaction data writing capabilities, and a point-of-sale terminal modified to interact with the detaching device. The point-of-sale terminal triggers operation of the detaching device to separate the hard tag from an article of merchandise in response to data read from the tag by the detaching device and relayed to the point-of-sale terminal.

Title
Combined article surveillance and product identification system
Application Number
9/65507
Publication Number
5955951
Application Date
April 24, 1998
Publication Date
September 21, 1999
Inventor
G Mark Shafer
Boca Raton
FL, US
Jorge F Alicot
Davie
FL, US
David B Ferguson
Boca Raton
FL, US
Jerome Wischerop
Paris
FR
Agent
Robin Blecker & Daley
Assignee
Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
FL, US
IPC
G08B 13/14
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